Bill To Assign Engineer To FCC Staffs Introduced In Congress
March 12, 2010 at 4:25 AM (PT)
A bill has been introduced in Congress by Rep JERRY MCNERNEY (D-CA) that would assign an engineer to the staff of each FCC Commissioner.
The bill, H.R. 4809, is similar to one introduced in DECEMBER in the Senate by Sens. MARK WARNER (D-VA) and OLYMPIA SNOWE (R-ME), which also required the position of "staff engineer" to either hold a degree in electrical engineering or be a computer scientist.
The bills both are responses to appeals by the SOCIETY OF BROADCAST ENGINEERS to increase the level of technical expertise available to the Commissioners.